Tag Archives: Communism

“Until Death Do Us Part”

The Rosenbergs’ Execution (June 19, 1953) So why didn’t Julius save Ethel? The FBI was right: he had recruited spies, so he could easily have given names and probably saved her life, and very possibly his own, too. “Dad’s unwillingness … Continue reading

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Conspiracy! Communists in the State Department

Senator Joe McCarthy Accuses the Government of Treason On the day I was born, Joe McCarthy started his crusade against Communists in the government, Now, obviously, this was a few hours after my birth time of 3:49 am, but the … Continue reading

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The Canadian Political Spectrum

Political Parties 2019 Election It’s a tough question, but somebody has to ask it: where are you on this chart? And, before you answer, think about the implications of what ‘far right’ and ‘far left’ mean when we speak those … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Too Little, Too Late?

Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong It isn’t hard to imagine that Beijing is pulling the strings of their puppet in Hong Kong. But it gets a little bit troubling that a British/Chinese agreement that was supposed to run … Continue reading

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Stemming the Tide of History

Doctor Zhivago I read a paperback edition of this novel in the late 60’s after watching the David Lean movie of the same name. I couldn’t have taken every word in because, as I’m reading it again now, from a … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself

  Until the Lessons are Learned Yesterday, President Trump likened the Mueller Special Investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 Election to the Army-McCarthy hearings of the early 1950’s. On the CBC, when it reported this on The National, … Continue reading

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